|Semester||Fall Semester, 2017|
|Department||General Education Courses in Foreign Languages|
|Course Name||College English I|
Role call is taken every week and the average length of lateness throughout the whole semester, including midterm and final, should not exceed 30 minutes. If so, the attendance will be counted as zero. The following situations can be pardoned:
You are strongly encouraged to engage in all activities. This mark is heavily based on your in-class participation and contribution to group discussions. Failing to preview the texts that are going to be covered in the upcoming class will result in some deductions of this mark. Your attendance also can affect your participation mark as you have to be in class to be able to take part in any activities.
Midterm exam covers from Unit 1 to Unit 2 or Unit 3 depending on the progress. It is going to be a written test. The coverage includes the texts, handouts, and any other information given in class or written on the board. It is your responsibility to take notes. If you are late for more than 15 minutes, you will not be granted to take the exam. No make-up exam is going to be given unless it’s inevitable for you to miss the exam. If so, you will have to submit proper documentation as proof.
Final exam covers from Unit 3 to Unit 5. It is also a written test and covers the texts, handouts, and any other information given in class. If you are late for more than 15 minutes, you will not be granted to take the exam. No make-up exam is going to be given unless it’s inevitable for you to miss the exam. If so, you will have to submit proper documentation as proof.
Homework, quizzes, and e-learning: 30%
All the homework, quizzes, and any other assignments are announced in class. If you miss the announcement, please ask your peers for the information. There are certain rules for different assignments:
By the end of the semester, you will be asked to deliver an individual presentation. You could hold a note in your hand, but not read directly from the notes. Grading criteria will be given ahead of time for your reference.
Group Presentation: 10%
In the 17th week, you will have to deliver a group presentation with teammates of your choice. All the details will be announced in the first week. No make-up presentation is granted no matter what.
|Textbook & Reference|
21st Century Reading: Creative Thinking and Reading with TEDTALKS (Book 4)
By Laurie Blass & Jessica Williams
|Urls about Course|
|Roster and attendance record: dropbox link ? It’s updated every week, but the link will become invalid in the 17th week. So keep track on your performance and all your work before final grades are posted.|